I Feel Fine (Or Not)

In which I pull apart a Weltanschauung *CW: suicide ideation* German coming along, is it? LOL I learned that word years ago from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Good weekend, all. This is not a Beatles post; sorry to anyone who may feel misled. Today I’m wondering whether, or when, to say you’reContinue reading “I Feel Fine (Or Not)”

Youthful Optimism?

In which I wonder who makes the future Hey all. I’ve been thinking a lot lately—no doubt since the murder of George Floyd late last spring, renewed this week after Derek Chauvin was convicted of that murder on three charges, and while my home country happens to be in the midst of possibly its worstContinue reading “Youthful Optimism?”

The Wilsonian Institute

In which some old, old feelings meet new context Maybe it was the gummi bears. When I sat down with a bag of Haribo Goldbären to Love & Mercy, the biopic covering (in)famous periods in the life of Brian Wilson and the career of The Beach Boys, I thought about how this piece of workContinue reading “The Wilsonian Institute”

Why Is Love So Hard?

In which I indulge in a little armchair psychology Distinct non-philosopher that I am, I’ve lately had occasion to dwell on the idea of love and why that idea often differs so drastically from the reality. (Nothing in particular has happened; in fact it’s what hasn’t happened that constitutes, as a friend of mine soContinue reading “Why Is Love So Hard?”

The Manly Men of Motown (& More)

In which I give into temptation (I’m so sorry, please don’t leave) This week is the week I sit down and hash out something I’ve had on the brain for years now, which involves taking a closer look at two musical factions which were essential to my musical education. I do say factions, because theyContinue reading “The Manly Men of Motown (& More)”

Foresight is 20-20

In which I check the New Year mindset Folks, we made it. Happy New Year to all! (And to all a good night—we could probably use some rest and recuperation from our dusk-’til-dawn festivities.) While the Gregorian calendar puts me at odds with these ‘decade’ reviews—the timeline propagated by much of the West dictates thatContinue reading “Foresight is 20-20”